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  Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, later Grumman Aerospace Corporation, was a leading producer of military and civilian aircraft of the 20th century.
Grumman's first jet plane, the F9F Panther, became operational in 1949, but the company's big postwar successes came in the 1960s with the A-6 Intruder and in the 1970s with the F-14 Tomcat.
Grumman were also the chief contractor on the Apollo Lunar Module that landed men on the moon.
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 Engineering
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 Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation : Grumman Aerospace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Founded in 1929 by Leroy Grumman[?], its independent existence ended in a 1994 merger with the Northrop Corporation to form Northrop Grumman.
In World War II, Grumman became famous for its Navy fighter aircraft, F4F Wildcat[?] and F6F Hellcat[?], and for its torpedo bomber TBF Avenger[?].
Grumman's first jet plane, the F9F Panther[?], became operational in 1949, but the company's big successes came in the 1960s with the A-6 Intruder[?] and in the 1970s with the F-14 Tomcat.
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 Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, later Grumman Aerospace Corporation, was a leading producer of military and civilian aircraft (A vehicle that can fly) of the 20th century (additional info and facts about 20th century).
The first Grumman aircraft was also for the Navy, the Grumman FF-1, a biplane (Old fashioned airplane; has two wings one above the other) with retractable landing gear (An undercarriage that supports the weight of the plane when it is on the ground).
As the Apollo program neared its end, Grumman was one of the chief competitors for the contract to design and build the Space Shuttle (A reusable spacecraft with wings for a controlled descent through the Earth's atmosphere), but lost to Rockwell (United States illustrator whose works present a sentimental idealized view of everyday life (1894-1978)).
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 Grumman Aircraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, later Grumman Aerospace Corporation, was a leading producer ofmilitary and civilian aircraft of the 20th century.
Grumman's first jet plane, the F9F Panther, becameoperational in 1949, but the company's big post-war successes came in the 1960s with the A-6 Intruder and in the 1970s with the F-14 Tomcat.
Fixed-wing aircraft generally use an internal-combustion engine in the form of a piston engine with a propeller or a turbine engine, either a jet or a turboprop, to provide thrust that moves the craft forward through theair.
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 U.S. Military Aircraft Designation Systems
Aircraft with this status prefix were exempt from compliance with routine technical directives, as they were bailed to manufacturers or equipment companies for special test or development programs.
Aircraft with this mission were modified to operate as carriers of parasite aircraft.
Aircraft in special test program by authorized activities or on bailment contract where the configuration changes so drastically that returning to the original operational configuration is impractical or uneconomical.
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 Encyclopedia of the Unincorporated Village of Bethpage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Grumman Corporate Headquarters was at Bethpage on Stewart Avenue.
Grumman made Bethpage famous the world over when it began construction of the Lunar Module, a complex and brilliantly designed spacecraft, which was to transport two astronauts to the surface of the moon.
Grumman was Fortune 500 corporation and one of the nation's largest defense contractors.
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 Invent Now | Hall of Fame | Search | Inventor Profile
The humble beginnings of Grumman Corporation's six-man operation in a small garage in Baldwin, NY gave birth to one of the most important military aircraft builders of the century.
Grumman produced more than 12,000 planes between June 1942 and November 1945, the largest number of fighters ever made in a single aircraft factory.
Grumman has been the recipient of many awards and distinctions for his contributions to the aviation industry, including the Presidential Medal of Merit in 1945, the Daniel Guggenheim Medal in 1948, and the Frank M. Hawks Memorial Award in 1958.
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 Grumman XP-50
The Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation of Bethpage, Long Island is best known for its line of superb carrier-based fighters such as the F4F Wildcat and the F6F Hellcat.
Grumman's submission was known by the company as Design 25--a high-altitude fighter powered by a pair of turbosupercharged Allison V-1710 liquid- cooled engines.
The engine nacelles were lengthened and extended further aft, spinners were fitted to the propellers, the height of the canopy was reduced, wing fillets were added, and the fuselage nose was extended forward of the wing leading edge.
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 The Grumman J2F-5 Duck
In 1923 Grover Loenings' Loening Aircraft Engineering Corporation of New York city introduced the first of their "Flying Shoehorn" amphibian designs, the COA-1, for the US Army.
Grumman and others quit rather than leave the East Coast and started Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation in Baldwin on Long Island.
Production and design responsibility were turned over to Columbia Aircraft Corporation to free Grumman to work on their more aggressive aeroplane designs.
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 Information about the Grumman F6F Hellcat WWII US Navy Fighter
The standard aircraft carried an armament of six 050-in guns in the wings with 400 rounds per gun, and a drop tank under the fuselage.
The R-2800-IOW engine (with water injection) was retained, but the cowling was modified, and the windshield was also improved.
Improvements included water injection for the engine, a redesigned engine cowling, new ailerons, improved windscreen, strengthened pilot armor, an auto pilot, and a waxed high gloss finish.
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 Grumman F3F Flying Barrel G-5 Apache
The first fighter aircraft produced by Grumman Aircraft and Engineering Corporation for the Navy, the FF-1 "Fifi", was followed in 1935 by the F2F.
The last aircraft of the F2F contract was completed as the XF3F-1 prototype and ultimately delivered as the F3F-1 in 1936 and stayed in fleet service until 1940.
By the end of 1941 none of the Grumman biplanes were in operational use but could be found at many shore stations in various training roles.
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 Complete History of Marathon Boat Group - Canoes Sales (canoeing,  boating,   motor and outboard,  ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During the early sixties, Grumman expanded its stretch formed boat line to include several new models, the longest of which measured 19 feet with a beam amidships of 8 feet.
Grumman Boats was purchased by the Outboard Marine Corporation in March of 1990.
OMC sold its Grumman plants in Arkansas, Wisconsin and all of its Marathon, NY holdings with the exception of the South Street Plant where it continued to produce Grumman canoes only as a part of OMC’s Aluminum Boat Group.
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 The Grumman J2F Duck - USA
Grumman changed the rudder and elevators to a more rectangular shape and redelivered the XJF-1 to the Navy in early 1934 where it was again accepted for evaluation.
A somewhat less noticeable difference was the change to a Wright 1820 "Cyclone" engine which resulted in a much narrower chord for the engine cowling.
The J2F Duck project was shifted to the Columbia Aircraft Corporation who built the J2F-6 at their Valley Stream, Long Island factory from early 1942 to the end of WWII.
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 Grumman Avenger Mk.II (TBM-1c)
It was not simply the fact that British naval aviation was restored to the first division by this company's aircraft but Grumman gave the Fleet Air Arm an insight into how purpose-built naval airplanes could really perform, reorienting much of the naval staff thinking on operational requirements in the process.
Grumman built 764 of this model, while GM built 2,332 of their virtually identical TBM-1C.
Grumman Wildcat fighters, with either four or six heavy machine guns, were often effective at subduing the U-boat's flak battery so that the Avengers could more safely make their attacks.
www.savagesquadron.com /GBpage/GBBombers/Avenger_MkII.htm   (710 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corpor...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On Tuesday, September 21, the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, in conjunction with the Secretary of Defense, honored Northrop Grumman with a Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
Above, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems President Dr. Philip Dur, center, is pictured with Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz (left) and David Janes, chairman of the National Committee of the organization.
Northrop Grumman Partners with NASA JPL to Co-Develop Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter.
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 Perfect Flight - Products / The Tracker
After the world war II, to search and anti-submarines and attack aircrafts, U.S. Navy adopted the tactics to work in groups of two carrier aircrafts; one of which is a searcher with radar equipments and another is an armed attacker.
Among them were the carrier aircrafts powered a single engine, such as the Grumman TBM-3W/3S Avenger and the Grumman AF-2W /2S Guardian.
Around 1950, the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation newly designed a twin engine carrier aircraft that can fulfill two missions of search and attack simultaneously.
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 Grumman Avenger - Three Seat Torpedo Bomber
Grumman's outstanding design and engineering staff, under W. (Bill) Schwendler, designed and developed this big and extremely useful torpedo bomber very quickly and it became one of the key aircraft in the Pacific war.
Of 2,293 Grumman-built aircraft delivered by December 1943, 402 went to the RN and 63 to the RNZAF.
Eastern Aircraft, the second source, delivered 2,882 of the TBM-1 and -1C type, before switching to the slightly modified -3 in April 1944.
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 Grumman F6F Hellcat - US shipborne fighter (D Llewellyn James)
The F6F was ordered for the US Navy after the initial shock of Allied contact with superior Japanese fighters, particularly the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, during the first few months of the Pacific War.
The Hellcat was eventually credited with destroying more than 6,000 Japanese aircraft - 4,947 of these by F6Fs of the USN carrier squadrons (209 of the others by land-based Marine Corps F6Fs, and the remainder by Hellcats of other Allied countries).
The F6F was also used extensively as a search aircraft and fighter-bomber, playing a major and increasing part in strikes on Japanese warships and mercantile shipping in 1944 and 1945.
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 Grumman Canoes Come Back to Cortland
One Grumman Way, Marathon, NY -- The Marathon Boat Group has successfully struck a license agreement with the Northrop Grumman Corporation to use the Grumman name again in the production of its high quality canoe boats manufactured in Marathon, NY.
Marathon Boat Group's forerunner, the Metal Boat Division of the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, produced its first aluminum boats early in 1953, and the mid-fifties saw the introduction of aluminum fishing boats and runabouts.
For many, the Grumman name also evokes memories of great World War II fighter plans, such as the Hellcat and Avenger, and later the F-14 Tomcat jet fighters as seen in Top Gun, as well as the Apollo Space Program's Lunar Module or LEM, according to Potter.
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 Grumman G-21
In December 1982, the aircraft was transferred to Warbirds West and eventually acquired by the Naval Aviation Museum, which in turn transferred title of the aircraft to the National Air and Space Museum on June 30, 1983.
The aircraft was then restored by Buehler Aviation Research of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and placed on display in the Hall of Air Transportation in 1989.
The aircraft moved to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in December, 2003.
www.nasm.si.edu /research/aero/aircraft/grumman_goose.htm   (1060 words)

  
 Grumman F7F-I Tigercat aircraft profile. Aircraft Database of the Fleet Air Arm Archive 1939-1945
It was designed to operate from aircraft carriers of the USS Midway class and six version of the Tigercat were produced.
The aircraft was regarded as suitable for deck operations which was aided by good view, absence of take off swing, low power- on stall and good lateral stability.
Most are preserved in the USA and none are the former FAA assessed aircraft, however, one is preserved in a naval aviation museum, the National Naval Aviation Museum (USA).
www.fleetairarmarchive.net /Aircraft/Tigercat.html   (649 words)

  
 Stof's Hellcat Page
Successor of the Grumman F4F Wildcat, the F6F Hellcat corrected most of the weaknesses of his predecessor: the F6F offered more power, more ammunition, a better range, a wide landing gear for easier carrier landings...
Contrary to the technically innovative F4U-1 Corsair and thanks to Grumman's experience with the F4F Wildcat, the Hellcat was easy to build and to maintain, reliable, and ready from the start to serve aboard carriers.
Grumman's XF6F-2 prototype, powered by a turbo-supercharged Wright R-2600 engine, had been proposed at the same time as the other prototypes.
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 Crimson Skies Universe - Crimson Skies - Corporations - Grumman Aircraft Engineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Born in the wake of the Crash, the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation came into existence on December 6, 1929 -- one of the few companies to exploit America’s deteriorating financial and political conditions.
With the collapse of the USA and the conflict that ensued, the Grumman design bureau soon earned a reputation for producing top-notch aircraft.
As a stopgap measure (until the new Grumman Courser design enters service, estimated for mid-1938), the company released the E-1C Avenger.
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 "My Unusual Boss - Roger Kahn of Grumman Corporation"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It was he who provided the backing and encouragement from Grumman Corporation that I needed to support the Blue Angels as I was able to do.
He became interested in aviation not long afterwards and after five years as a private pilot, among which time he was the owner of many expensive airplanes, he passed the examination for a transport pilot's license.
Kahn joined the Grumman organization as a test pilot in 1941, and tested the Grumman Wildcat and Hellcat fighter planes, which were credited with an important role in the Pacific in World War II.
www.blueangels.org /History/Scheuer/Kahn.html   (432 words)

  
 The "Supercruiser" Issue 97-09
Now the Northrop Corporation, its entry into the supersonic age would be the bread and butter of the corporation for many years to come.
Grumman started life as one man's dream, and became one of the most respected aircraft manufacturers in the world.
During World War II Grumman came to be affectionately known as the "Grumman Ironworks" when many Grumman aircraft were able to return to their aircraft carriers and land-bases badly damaged, by virtue of the aircraft’s strength and durability, and the skill of their pilots.
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